Walbrook Discovery Programme

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a good holiday season. Down on the Walbrook we had a short break with a lot of our staff working between Christmas and New Year. Despite the wet weather we had a number of good days on site, finding lots more timber within large dumps of organic material. We have also been finding a large amount of leather due to excellent preservation in the waterlogged soil. A number of our archaeologists on site have not seen leather in such good condition; as such it has sparked a great deal of excitement and interest. One of our archaeologists, Owen Humphreys, decided to write a blog about some of the shoes that we have found on site recently:

Leathergoods may not normally survive archaeologically, but in the damp conditions of the Walbrook valley we have been blessed to discover numerous delicate leather objects. By far the most…

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